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Manggala: Is Kanye cancelled?

It’s a strange time to be a Kanye West fan right now. The hip-hop pantheon is in the middle of releasing new projects under his label G.O.O.D. Music, including his own studio album, ye, which released last Friday. In the past, this has only been good news. But recently, Kanye …

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What to expect from ASUO 2018-2019

Ducks Together won the 2018 ASUO elections by a landslide last week. Students have learned about each campaign’s ambitions and goals throughout the election process, but now that we know who will be taking over, what should we expect? Ducks Together’s slate focused its campaign on “taking back student power” …

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Conversations across cultures: Tutoring program sparks friendships between domestic and international students at UO

Aziz Binhazzaa was anxious about his recent arrival to the United States; his only exposure to the English language was through movies and pop culture. So when he came to study abroad in Eugene, he looked for help. Aziz signed up for the American English Institute’s Tutoring and Conversation Partner …

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Manggala: The Genocide Awareness Project aims to terrorize UO students

The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), a radical anti-abortion organization, will be coming to the University of Oregon this week to display photographs and images of aborted fetuses juxtaposed next to pictures of victims of genocide. GAP wishes to start a conversation on the value of human life by forcing students …

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Manggala: Tips on how to thrive in Eugene as a UO student

Now that we’ve all settled in after the first week of school, it’s time to branch out of our classes and explore what Eugene and the University of Oregon has to offer. One of the best things about being a student here is that we get to live in a …

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Podcast: 20/20: What Charlottesville means to Eugene then, now and in the future

    In this pilot episode of 20/20, host Alec Cowan dives into a topic affecting the university community both now and in the past. This episode’s topic? Charlottesville, which has spurred a national conversation about the meaning of memorials and the right to rally. This episode features Sararosa Davies, …

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Manggala: My journey of understanding ‘Black Lives Matter’

I didn’t really get Black Lives Matter at first. I didn’t know what it was about. All I remember was that after the murder of Trayvon Martin, #BlackLivesMatter was trending. My initial reaction — which 16-year-old me regrets thinking now — is that all lives should matter, right? From then …

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Manggala: Mosque defenders look to protect Oregon Muslims in an atmosphere of fear

Outside of the Eugene Islamic Center, a group of people from the Eugene community stand outside the mosque as people pray inside. When prayer is over, the worshippers speak with the group, offer them food and shake their hands. It’s a genuine and cordial encounter between different communities; it’s the …

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Manggala: The inherent racism of our education system

In the state of Tamil Nadu, India, lies a small village of less than a thousand people: Perumbai. Children from Perumbai participated in the 10th grade exams, a test taken by a state of nearly 100 million people. With the odds against them, the children of Perumbai managed to come …

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Manggala: UO needs to address that white nationalists were on campus

On April 20, self-proclaimed “white nationalists” came to visit the University of Oregon. They rode in on a truck with a swastika on the bed and parked in front of the EMU preaching white supremacy on Hitler’s birthday. It’s 2017, and we still have to confront the party that murdered 6 …

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Manggala: What ever happened to ‘America First?’

Of all the tacky slogans and phrases that Donald Trump developed on his campaign trail, “America First” was one that truly resonated with his voters. Trump supporters mostly reside in rural areas that have been forgotten in terms of economic policy the past few decades. So, when Trump ran on …

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Manggala: Community college might be the better option

Earlier this month, the University of Oregon Board of Trustees approved a $945 tuition hike for all undergraduate students next year, meaning a 10.6 percent increase for in-state students and a 3 percent increase for out-of-state. UO students have had just about enough with how the administration is handling its …

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Manggala: An increased military means a weaker America

Donald Trump surprised both parties last Monday when he announced his intention to increase military spending by $54 billion, which is nearly a 10 percent increase of the total military budget. Allocating $54 billion to military spending means that money has to come out of other federal programs. Trump has …

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Manggala: Education pick could be disastrous for Oregon

Last week, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education with a narrow 51-50 margin, with the tie-breaker coming from Vice President Mike Pence. Education is largely under state and local control, but DeVos will be in charge of federal-level decisions and expresses many of the same views as President Donald …

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Manggala: Immigration order tears families apart

Earlier this week, I had to warn my mother about going to the mosque this weekend. The mosque is her safe place, where she meets with friends and prays with family. I had to tell her to be careful about going to the place where she worships. I’ve never thought …

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Manggala: Reset the Code falls short with some students

2017 welcomed students and faculty with posters, banners and stickers that all had the famous 95_, a number that all students, staff and faculty have on their University of Oregon IDs. Wherever you went, the 95_ was there. It followed you to your classroom, your job, your favorite corner to …

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